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it's tuesday, february 9. right now on "first look," official voting has already begun in new hampshire. as the candidates scramble for what might be a make or break day for those on the political budge. new details on the monster storm that hit a cruise ship. president obama gets serious about fighting the zika virus. and plus, peyton hits disney. and it's fat tuesday. we'll take you live to mardi gras in new orleans. "first look" starts right now. good morning. i'm gigi stone woods. all eyes on new hampshire today as voters head to the polls for
the first time, first in the nation primary. for the 100th time voters in tiny town of dixville notch voted at midnight, all nine of them. john kasich was the only candidate to hold an event in the town. kasich won. it worked, with three votes to donald trump's two. bernie sanders swept the democrats to hillary clinton's zero. overall, sanders has the early upper hand there over clinton, 17 to 9. while kasich, trump and cruz are in three way tie for first with nine votes each. could this be indicative? donald trump is in some more hot water. this time over his repetition of a supporter's use of a derogatory term to describe ted cruz. now viewers may find this offensive. >> she just said a terrible thing. you know what she said? shout it out because i don't want to --
okay. you're not allowed to say and i never expect to hear that from you again. she said -- i never expect to hear that from you again. she said he's a pussy. that's terrible. terrible. >> i am appalled. blushing. since declaring his presidential bid, trump has been touting building a giant border wall with mexico as you know and making mexz coe pay -- mexico pay for it. felipe calderon has a different idea, he has harsh words. >> mexican people, we are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall. and -- >> a stupid wall. trump is the clear front-runner in new hampshire but the fight for second place is now a tossup between cruz, kasich, bush, rubio and christie. the governors are looking for big performances. and chris christie is continuing that assault on marco rubio. >> it's over. i mean, the -- you know his
campaign putting out the momentum stuff is not happening anymore. the fact is it's because he's not ready to be president. >> rubio flying high after iowa is in damage control mode for the criticism over the repeated talking points that got so much attention. a topic our own lester holt asked him about. >> but in repeating it over again, it played to the notion that your critics and your opponents have that you're a bit contrived, rehearsed. >> it's silly. people -- understand people when they're running for office will say whenever they -- whatever they need to say. >> to see a headline that said you choked -- that doesn't bother you? >> it's part of the process. >> tough skin on the other side of the aisle. the race is getting personal with bill clinton attacking the sanders campaign saying they're
being sexist. and hillary said a campaign switch is looming. >> i have no idea what they're talking about or who they're talking to. we're going to take stock, but it's going to be the campaign that i have got. i'm very confident in the people that i have, i'm very committed to them. they're committed to doing the best we can. we'll take stock. we're moving into a different phase of the campaign. we're moving into a more diverse electorate. so of course it would be malpractice to say what worked, what do we have to do new and different that we have to pull out. >> currently, nate silver's website 538 has sanders odds of winning at greater than 99%. but even though the polls show sanders with a large lead, let's not forget that last time hillary clinton ran she pulled off a stunning upset. tracie potts has more from manchester. what kind of reshuffling are we
looking at? >> reporter: well, let's start with the democrat, gigi. as you just noted this is where hillary clinton in 2008 became the comeback kid. she was not forecast to win that primary and she did over president obama. this time, they're lowering expectations. she's double digits behind bernie sanders. if she's able to get out of new hampshire not winning, but losing by single digits they're going to consider that a success. and move on to what she just said, some more diverse areas. like south carolina, which has a large african-american population and she has huge leads down there. on the other side, it's really a fight for who's going to come in second here today. you noted some of the key names here, cruz and rubio at the top of the list. then we have john kasich doing so much better here than he did in iowa. even in one poll already in second place. he's certainly possible. he's a possibility to come in second here. along with jeb bush.
maybe even chris christie. that's why you're seeing christie really go after rubio so hard. so it's a four, maybe a five way tie for second for the republicans. turnout could have a lot to do with that and they're expecting a big one. gigi? >> thanks, tracie. don't miss a minute of tonight's special coverage hosted by rachel maddow. and flint is seeing the first lawsuit. the rodriguez's daughter showed high degrees of lead and they were threatened with child protective services if the lead didn't decrease. it happened three months after the water supply was switched to the flint river. the state of michigan and others are named in the suit accused of lying to residents. local officials have not responded to request for comment. a lawyer for the state declined
to comment because he hasn't seen the court papers. thousands of passengers aboard one of the world's biggest cruise ships are expected to arrive back in new jersey tomorrow morning after a monster storm cut their seven day cruise very short. the anthems of the seas ran into 40 foot waves and 100 mile per winds. more than 6,000 passengers and crew were ordered to take cover. a huge ship. people tweeting widespread damage including overturned furniture. at least four were injured. none seriously. royal caribbean is promising full refunds. president obama is asking for congress for nearly $2 billion to fight the zika virus. it would give the bulk of the funds to the department of health and human services for mosquito control, vaccine research and lab testing for the virus. it's spread to 26 countries and the americas. it's thought to cause severe birth defects.
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super bowl. gigi, back over to you. >> thanks, landon. breaking news, as two trains collide head on, leaving at least four dead, dozens injured. details next. and new details on johnny manziel's latest legal troubles. it's getting more serious. you're watching "first look." it took joel silverman years to become a master dog trainer.
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as new hampshire voters head to the polling places, some are digging out from a winter storm. blizzard conditions were confirmed on nantucket with wind gusts topping 60 miles per hour and flooding along the coast. now, folks headed out to the vote for the primary could see a little snow. meteorologist raphael my ran dez has the contest. >> good morning. that was a wild day yesterday. thankfully, much quieter today. maybe a few snow showers and flurries in new hampshire. otherwise, cold and even some sunshine. manchester, 29 degrees. 30 in portsmouth and any snow
should be light so not an impact for the primary. as we look at the great lakes and moving into the northeast today, not this time for new england. you can see the advisories in effect from the appalachians right through philadelphia. could be slushy, especially later on along i-95. south oh new york city. but you can see new england not in the bull's-eye this time around. as far as how much snow we're expecting, generally light amounts. one to four inches from d.c. to philadelphia and higher in the appalachians and the great lakes. it will be 35 and breezy in new york city. 22 in chicago. still hot in the southwest, los angeles 90 degrees and sunshine. a good time to take a vacation in california. >> nice to be them, thanks, raphael. now we have some breaking news right now. two commuter planes in southern germany collided early this morning. at least four people have been killed. around a on how more injured. half of the injuries are being called severe.
the train company has suspended all planes. the justice minister said our thoughts are with the rescued and injured. we have shocking new details on johnny manziel's alleged beating of his ex-girlfriend, colleen crowley. he hit her so hard it ruptured her eardrum. she can't hear in her left ear, but doctors believe it will heal. now, last week crowley applied for a protective order. manziel has agreed to the order which forbids from seeing her for two years and he'll pay for her attorney's fees. police are now investigating. manziel's attorney has not returned calls seeking comment. the widow of exisis leader abu sayef has been accused of the murder of kayla mueller. she was working as a
humanitarian aid worker in syria. she and her husband held young women who were sold and traded to isis men. isis leader al baghdadi had owned mueller. sayyaf is now in custody. a canopy collapses in torrance. two were atop the chevron station when it fell. the two cars were also under the awning during that time. the department of building and safety is investigating the incident. the north korean satellite that was launched into space on saturday is now, quote, tumbling into orbit. yesterday, north koreans were celebrating the launch with fireworks. on sunday it reportedly flew over the super bowl an hour after the game ended in san francisco. and fresh off winning the super bowl, denver broncos quarterback peyton manning got a hero's welcome at where else? disneyland. manning brought his children.
he was the guest of honor at disney's victory parade. manning and the broncos beat the carolina panthers as you know in sunday's super bowl, winning first title since '98. it was manning's second super bowl victory in his illustrious career. "scrambled politics" is next. don't go anywhere. hey guys, i want you to meet my fiancée, denise. hey. good to meet you dennis. trust number one doctor recommended dulcolax constipated?
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matthew said he's stepping down effective today. he still has two years left on his term, but he says he wants to spend more time with his family. and he to cross something good off the bucket list. the fbi has arrested nearly all of the city officials of crystal city, texas. get this, the city's mayor, pro tem, a city manager and the former council member were charged in helping an illegal gambling operation and another member of the city council was arrested last month on human smuggling charges if you can believe it. jeb bush has a $100 million plus super pac by far the biggest of the campaign season. so you would think he'd be a fan of citizens united, the supreme court ruling allowing such groups. well, you would be wrong. speaking in new hampshire, bush says citizens united should be overturned adding it is quote, a ridiculous system. and chris christie went after marco rubio during saturday's debate. of course, calling out the florida senator for his robotic
repetition of memorized campaign lines. it's always good to plan until you get punched in the face, he said, quoting mike tyson. but the jersey governor isn't without fault himself. stephen colbert -- >> chris christie knows you can't repeat yourself over and over again. >> senator rubio needs to come up with some new material. he kind of reminds me of the boy in the bubble. >> the boy in the bubble. the boy in the bubble. let's get the boy in the bubble out of the bubble. >> wow. it is -- it's february 8th and apparently both of these guys are celebrating groundhog day. >> that's your morning dish of "scrambled politics." now, joining us from new orleans, best selling author ellis henican. good morning. >> good morning, gigi. >> well, could we be looking at a four-way tie among the republicans for second place? >> yes. i mean, this was the day that was supposed to sort everything out and help us figure it out,
especially in the more moderate establishment lane who is on top. 12 hours from now, we may be exactly where we are now. so it's anybody's game. >> if trump doesn't win, we're looking at him now, if he doesn't win in new hampshire is he finished? >> he's toast, yes. i mean, after the disappointing results in iowa, he's so far ahead in the polls in new hampshire. if he can't turn those people out to vote, you know, it's one thing to say you like donald, it's another thing to say you'll vote for him. if he doesn't win tonight, i don't see how he recovers. >> the republicans are having a little trouble consolidating as you mentioned. who do you expect to see dropping out by the end of the week? >> i'll be lying to you if i knew. i'm not sure anybody is going to drop out. as long as there are plausible candidates and as long as the money is there, why should they drop out? just keep going. go on for weeks and months. i think it's really possible that we're not going to have a
luge -- huge blood letting after new hampshire. >> hillary clinton pulled off a surprise win in new hampshire in 2008. do you think there's any chance she can do it again? >> she's hoping and praying and beseeching whatever god she's calling upon. it doesn't feel like it to me. i mean, bernie has so much passion. there's a kind of a fits and starts feeling about the clinton campaign right now. we're getting reports out of brooklyn there's a shakeup at the top. they might not fire campaign staffers but maybe put other people on top of the ones who are are there. i don't feel it in my gut. but listen, it's been a year of surprises and i'm not going to make the same mistake of saying something can't happen and be embarrassed in public again. >> no shortage of unexpected outcomes. ellis henican, thank you. happy new hampshire day. we'll go to the big easy to check in on the mardi gras day festivities. equals nitpicking.
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today's the last day of the mardi gras season in new orleans. hordes of revelers are getting ready for partying. sarah dallof is in the center of it all. how does this year stack up to all the others? >> reporter: hi, good morning to you, gigi. first of all, the party still going on for some people maybe a little too long. that's an ambulance you hear there behind me. now, both the celebrations and the security this year being described as unprecedented with more than a million people expected to visit the big easy. the costumes.
>> new orleans. >> reporter: the parades and of course the beads. >> thank you. >> reporter: all part of the iconic mardi gras experience. a feast for the eyes and ears. >> beyond, beyond our expectations. >> reporter: drawing visitors and locals alike. >> i'm always here every year. we have dance a lot. >> you may not know the person on the side of you, you get to know them and where they're coming from. >> reporter: security is tighter than ever before with so much surveillance the fbi says visitors should always assume they're being filmed. in addition to agent, some 1,100 new orleans police officers are on patrol. many undercover. >> we want you to have a good time, but we will not tolerate violent behavior. >> reporter: the weather has been rainy, not perfect, but not enough to affect the events.
a little rain on the parades not even slowing the celebrations. and all of this adds up to big an estimated $700 million into the local economy. reasons for businesses to rejoice, especially once this clears out. >> don't have too much fun. thanks. now to some entertainment news. the new show "full frontal" premiered last night. it got some pretty rave reviews. >> the rest was two hours of hillary trying to distance herself from wall street while sanders tried to flag down a waitress. >> senator sanders? >> the person who prevents -- >> no, no. she's not going to freshen your coffee again, bernie. she knows you always tip with pennies laid out in the shape of a smiley face. >> good call! >> fear the bern, bernie.
>> i'm gigi stone woods. a reminder, our primetime coverage of the new hampshire primary begins at 6:00 p.m. eastern. stay with us. "way too early" starts right now. ♪ kasich, kasich! >> how would you if you were standing up here where i am -- how would you think -- how could you possibly say thanks? >> win! >> this is sort of our final love fest, all right? now, tomorrow it will be an even better one. >> donald is the frontrunner in new hampshire. >> we are competing for the votes and at this point it's a turnout game. >> this is the political christmas eve in america. >> i will ask you respectfully
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